Recognition and Service Days
October 28, 2006 was Montgomery County Community Service Day and 12 individuals came
to help clean
up the grounds. Kimberley Davis was coordinator for Gelman, Rosenberg
& Freedman, CPAs. We appreciate the contributions of everyone.
Fence artifact found
organizations, businesses, and individuals were honored on December 1, 2006 with
certificates for their help in achieving the first goals of making
the Cemetery safe, attractive and maintainable.
Mary Ann Barnes and John Higgins portrayed Luraner and
James Higgins in a historical skit. The Awards ceremony was emceed by John Higgins and
Margaret Welsh May. Certificates were
presented to Chevy Chase DAR, Ernie Ashenbach, Lyle Torp, and
Kensington Historical Society for their efforts to rescue and start to preserve Higgins
Our Fall 2012 improvement added corner stones on the 1927 fence
boundaries. The Corner Stone Marker was Patrick Hall's Eagle Scout
Project that had participation of Troop 90 and the Higgins Board.
Red Seneca Sandstone was donated from the Montevideo Farm where the original 1866 marker stone was likely quarried.
It was dedicated December 15, 2012 in a ceremony with Scouts,
Chevy Chase DAR, and friends of Higgins Cemetery. The ceremony included
honoring all veterens, including wreath-laying and recognition of
participants in the stone project. A buglar opened and closed the
Another Eagle Scout Project by Peter Dougherty of Troop 90, was the construction of a pathway across
the Cemetery in 2009.
Red gravel stone was used to match the Seneca stone in
the 1866 Higgins Family monument.
October 2015 members of Chevy Chase DAR and husbands (HODAR's) provided a needed cleanup for Higgins Cemetey.
There was a flag retirement ceremony after the work session.
Below is a link to a video of this day's events. Click on the photo.